Voters Will Regret Kansas City Silence On Slavery Reparations

There is a major issue confronting Kansas City elected officials that EVERYONE was far too terrified to discuss. 

Whilst we lament the polite conversation about local crime . . . We're forced to acknowledge that KCMO politicos have come to a consensus regarding the historic & deadly crisis.

Apparently . . .  

Local politicos are going to hope that 30 MILLION BUCKS worth of no show jobs for their friends will help curb the local rate of killing. 

Good luck.

However . . . 

The move toward reparations is far more clandestine. 

Already KCMO has formed a commission to "study" the effort. 

The reality . . . 


For opponents of reparations . . . Their hope is that the Missouri GOP will step in and squelch any payouts. That's likely . . . But not before a great deal of animosity and another realization that Mayor & council don't really have much in common with the electorate. And all of THAT is one of many reasons why so many people ignore local elections. 

A quick question just to make our point clear . . .

Do you know where Mayor Q or council candidates stand on slavery reparations??? OF COURSE NOT!!! Because almost nobody asked them about it & TKC is the only place that reported political questions about racially charged payback. Sadly, KCMO won't really know where their elected officials stand on this controversial issue until long after the current election when 12th & Oak passes something truly awful. 

Here's the big picture and more info . . .

"This question is part of a much larger debate: what does society owe the descendants of enslaved and colonized people? How can we measure the harms caused by the slave trade, slavery and colonialism when these harms span centuries and still shape our lives? Who can decide what ought to be done to repair these harms, and who should pay?"

Read more via links . . .

More than money: the logic of slavery reparations | Olivette Otele

All over North America and Europe, universities, businesses and other organisations are investigating their historical connections to slavery. Some of these institutions once owned plantations or enslaved people. Others were established or maintained through donations from enslavers or their descendants.

Could California pay $800 billion in reparations? What experts said after estimate made news

The California Reparations Task Force made headlines around the world this week as economic advisers to the group presented estimates that the state's African American residents have suffered at least $800 billion in losses as a result of inequities in policing, criminal sentences, housing policies and more.

San Francisco proposes reparations, includes $5 million for eligible Black people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A controversial draft reparations proposal that includes a $5 million lump-sum payment for each eligible Black person could make San Francisco the first major U.S. city to fund reparations, though it faces steep financial headwinds and blistering criticism from conservatives.

Horace Cooper: Reparations is all about buying votes | Fox News Video

Project 21 chair Horace Cooper discusses how the California reparations movement is a 'scam' on 'The Ingraham Angle.'

Cities may be debating reparations, but here's why most Americans oppose the idea

Local reparations programs - in about a dozen cities and the state of California - have renewed hopes for an eventual national policy to compensate for slavery. But after decades of lobbying and three years of a national reckoning over race, Americans overall remain strongly opposed to the idea.

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